Historic Hood River
It’s been a while since I shared an image of the Fashion Livery stables on Front Street. This one is labeled “about 1900”. The stable has electric lights running down the middle overhead, so it must be after 1904. [Correction: Downtown Hood River had electricity as early as June 1901. See comments for discussion.]
Early automobiles may have required frequent visits to the mechanic to keep them on the road, but at least they didn’t need someone to care for them when they were parked overnight.
Whoever captured this interior image knew what they were doing. I have digitally enhanced the contrast and tone, but they did a wonderful job illuminating this large space.
Check out that large beam to the right. We know this building burned in a spectacular fire in 1929. This view gives some idea why the fire was so big.